Shell Games

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Rebecca Ristau
Shell Games I. Part One 1. Child labor laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act A. “You’ve seen the children working in our factory. In others, kids as young as six and seven work forty-hour weeks. Many of them are there to pay off debts owed by their parents to the owners. They can never pay these debts back completely, so this is nothing more than slavery. Nothing more.” (pg. 134). “If you bend down, you’ll be able to see the buckets underneath that catch them as they fall. When the buckets are full, those youngsters over there crawl underneath and drag them to the next station. He pointed to a small group of ragamuffins, each somewhere between ten to twelve-years-old. … I asked why they were dragging buckets and not at home helping with chores or in school, and Mr. Blanton just shrugged his shoulders.” (pg. 90-91). B. This act prohibits most employment of minors. Children under the age of eighteen cannot do certain dangerous jobs, and children under the age of sixteen cannot work during school hours. The first quote violates this act because children under a certain age cannot be employed to start with. Also children that can be hired can only work a specific number of hours a week. The second quote violates this act because children under the age of eighteen are not to work certain dangerous jobs, and working around machinery that can cut off fingers constitutes dangerous. Also children are not to work any hours that are during the school day. 2. Americans with Disabilities Act A. “The most experienced and the oldest was Mrs. McHugh, who was seventy if she was a day. Her fingers were gnarled and crooked, but she had learned to compensate for her lack of dexterity by growing her fingernails quite long, which made it easy for her to scoop up the address labels and attach them to the boxes.” (pg. 104).…...

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